recant (ri-kant), vb.

1. To withdraw or renounce (prior statements or testimony) formally or publicly (the prosecution hoped the eyewitness wouldn’t recant her corroborating testimony on the stand).

2. To withdraw or renounce prior statements or testimony formally or publicly (under grueling cross-examination, the witness recanted). — recantation, n.

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